Pronunciation: (koun'tur-fit"),[key] —adj. 1. made in imitation so as to be passed off fraudulently or deceptively as genuine; not genuine; forged: counterfeit dollar bills. 2. pretended; unreal: counterfeit grief.
—n. 1. an imitation intended to be passed off fraudulently or deceptively as genuine; forgery.
2. Archaic.a copy.
3. Archaic.a close likeness; portrait.
4. Obs.impostor; pretender.
—v.t. 1. to make a counterfeit of; imitate fraudulently; forge.
2. to resemble.
3. to simulate.
—v.i. 1. to make counterfeits, as of money.
2. to feign; dissemble.